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|Aleppo Syria and other Baloch tribes|
Bugti (Balochi: بگٹی), is a Baloch tribe located in Balochistan, Pakistan. They are divided into various clans such as Rahija, Mandawani, Kiazai, Kalpar, Nauthani, Masuri, Ferozani, Salamaan Zai, Mundarani, Qasimani, Shambani, Sobazai, Pahi, Maretha and Moharkanzai etc., numbering around 250,000.
Dera Bugti was sparsely populated by indigenous Hindus for a long time—many of these Hindus may have converted to Islam when the new faith reached to them by the people of Syria who later settled in that area.
The area of Dera Bugti is situated in a hill range, comprising the tribal tract known as Bugti country. They are situated in a westward continuation of the Sulaimān Range, pointing towards the Quetta node. The area these nomadic Bugtis inhabit very barren. The area of Dera Bugti is mineral-rich. Dera Bugti occupies the hills to the east of the Sind-Peshin railway, between Jacobabad and Sibi, with the Marris to the north and the cultured baloch tribe, the Mazari tribe to their east.
Tribes and chiefs
Currently the Bugti tribal chieftains have been exiled by the Pakistan Army. They committed grave sins against their own kinsmen and went into an open revolt against the government. Some close relatives of Mir Akbar Bugti used their family status to carry out crimes like kidnapping of innocent people and looting the buses on highways to earn money. Some sources suggest that they will never take control of their lands again. The tribal chiefs are now history. Now bugti waderas of subtribes are ruling Dera Bugti.